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Option for "Printer-Friendly" Forum pages?
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Mar 14, 2006, 01:32 PM
 
Call me neanderthal, but sometimes I'd like to *print* a forum discussion or list of hints on some technical issue. But just printing gives me masses of wasteful white space.

Copying & pasting into TextEdit, etc. is tedious with all the weird spacing and formating.

Is there no vBulletin feature that could be activated to produce a printer friendly (and tree-conserving) version of a thread (or portion of thread)?

A search of the forums makes me wonder if no one else has ever asked.

(?or did I just miss a button on this very page?)
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Mar 14, 2006, 02:18 PM
 
See the "thread tools" menu just above the first post? Click it.

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Mar 14, 2006, 02:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by tooki
See the "thread tools" menu just above the first post? Click it.

tooki
Neat! I never fiddled with that menu before....

I guess you learn something new every day!
     
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Mar 14, 2006, 04:39 PM
 
Thanks, tooki! :forehead smack:

As much as I appreciate the aesthetics of relatively subtle menus, I have to admit I may not be "eccentric" enough to pick up on their cues (or even their existence).

Oh well, at least now when someone does a search on "printer friendly" they'll find this.
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Apr 9, 2006, 12:07 PM
 
I was going to suggest printing to pdf and just having a folder of them so that spotlight could index it for you, but this works too.
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Apr 10, 2006, 08:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by tooki
See the "thread tools" menu just above the first post? Click it.

tooki
Never even saw it before.

Awesome!!
     
   
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